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Origin and popularity of the name STRINGFELLOW

Origin

Stringfellow : English: occupational name from Middle English string-felagh ‘string-fellow man who works at a string-hearth’. This was the hearth or furnace at which iron was heated for its second working. A 1547 document from south Yorkshire defines the string-fellow's duties: ‘the stringefelloe wages for layeinge the stone and breakeinge and feyinge of synders and breakeinge of the blowme and hewinge’. Thornhill and Ecclesfield were two of several iron-working districts in Yorkshire. See also Stringer.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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